Working from the comfort of your home and being able to work at your own pace are just some of the benefits of the work at home professional. Here are 6 strategies that you should implement into your daily routine to make sure you are on task, transparent and motivated.
Sometimes it can feel like you’re not managing your time well and tasks aren’t getting done. I know .. I’ve been there. Instead of feeling like you’re playing catch up, try these five easy things to make you feel like you’re moving forward.
You won’t get things done by simply making a list. According to a lot of effective front runners a to do list is the way to get your days more productive, organized and focused, but might there be a correct way and an incorrect way to make a to-do list? In short, yes. By thoroughly listing all the things that need to be completed will not help you to actually achieve them. Therefore, if you hope to make your life more productive, organized and focused, use these three indispensable ways to create an improved list of things to do.
If you’re in a leadership role, the concept of delegation won’t be new to you .. it’s an essential skill to have. What might be a little more challenging is delegating to a team that works for you remotely, like when you contract with a virtual assistant. Some businesses have whole teams working remotely, over several different time zones. Managing how people work on projects together can be challenging but well worth the effort. Here are some simple tips that can help you to effectively delegate to your remote virtual administrative team.
Like with any business, it’s important to manage expectations and have clear boundaries. This is even more important with a virtual business so make sure that you have clear, measurable goals in place and that your processes and vision are communicated effectively. Your team always needs to feel supported.
Scope creep needs to be managed from the very start of a project occurs when someone decides they want to change something or take things in another direction. Daunting to prevent, but doing so will keep your costs, processes, and deadlines where they belong. Here are four tips to reduce or eliminate scope creep, whether for a seasoned project manager or a virtual assistant tackling a client project.
Online software enables effective communication between employers and virtual assistants. Gone are the days where the only option is to employ someone locally. Synchronization and software tools open up the opportunity to employ the ideal virtual assistants from anywhere in the world. When the right software tools team up with the virtual assistant, it becomes a win-win combination for everyone.
As a busy virtual assistant juggling several clients, I am a firm believer in the “one touch” philosophy. When it comes to managing time and tasks, I find email can be one of technology’s greatest sources of procrastination. You open an email … read it …. decide if it can wait … flag it …. come back to it … and open it again. What does this mean to your virtual assistance business? Time is money and you are letting it tick away or spill over into your personal time.